Wash. Rev. Code § 9A.04.100

Current through the 2022 Regular Session
Section 9A.04.100 - Proof beyond a reasonable doubt
(1) Every person charged with the commission of a crime is presumed innocent unless proved guilty. No person may be convicted of a crime unless each element of such crime is proved by competent evidence beyond a reasonable doubt.
(2) When a crime has been proven against a person, and there exists a reasonable doubt as to which of two or more degrees he or she is guilty, he or she shall be convicted only of the lowest degree.

RCW 9A.04.100

Amended by 2011 c 336,§ 349, eff. 7/22/2011.
1975 1st ex.s. c 260 § 9A.04.100.